Antony Blinken's Key Visit to the Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to the Middle East to pressure Israel and Hamas for a ceasefire proposed by President Joe Biden. This will be Blinken's eighth visit to the region since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. He will meet senior leaders in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Qatar.


Reuters | Updated: 07-06-2024 21:59 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 21:59 IST
Antony Blinken's Key Visit to the Middle East
Antony Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to the Middle East next week, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, as Washington is trying to put pressure on Israel and Hamas to take a ceasefire proposal that U.S. President Joe Biden laid out last week.

In his eighth visit to the region since Hamas militants attacked Israel on October 7, triggering the latest episode of bloodshed in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the top U.S. diplomat will visit Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Qatar and meet with their senior leaders.

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